Cindy and I can only go for a few short months before we begin getting a hunger to see the big peaks and long ranges of the mountains in the American West. Which are our favorites? Dunno, as they all have their appeal and charm, and we’ve seen a bunch over the years.
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Cindy and I first saw Squaretop Mountain and the back-country around it in YouTube videos some time ago, and decided we had to see it for ourselves on this trip.
It did not disappoint.
While we did hike toward it on this day, heavy weather was moving in and we didn’t want to be stranded on foot in unfamiliar territory. So we played it cautious and turned back when the visibility began to deteriorate. But we’ll be back. It’s so gorgeous there that we’ll definitely be back.
Anytime we pass by the Norris Geyser Basin, we always stop — even if it’s just for a brief visit.
If you’ve never seen the sweeping grandeur of the wide open spaces of the American West, the scenic overlook for Red Canyon is a good place to start (be sure to click on the image at least twice to see it at full scale).
Located just 13 miles to the southwest of Lander, Wyoming, the crimson cliffs (red sandstone colored by ferrous oxide) really “pop” amidst the more subdued tan and sage colors of the surrounding native flora.